The Ural Turbine Works to Update Power Units at the Krasnodarskaya CHPP

16 March 2020

The Ural Turbine Works will supply steam turbines to upgrade three power units of the Krasnodarskaya CHPP through the DPM-2 thermal power plants generating units upgrade program.

The power units upgrade will enhance the reliability of the United Power System of Southern Russia and reduce the power deficit in the Krasnodar Region.

PT-150/160-12.8 turbines will be installed on all three modernized power units. They will replace the machines of the Kharkiv Turbogenerator Plant (KhTGZ) which time in service has already exceeded 400 thousand hours, which is twice the standard operating time.

PT-150/160-12.8 turbine is a new development of the Ural Turbine Works. Its design features two cylinders (UTW Classification, class B.3), with fresh and reheat steam entering the same high-pressure cylinder hot zone. While in the low-pressure cylinder, there is adjustable (with the installation of a sliding grid) extraction of steam to the cogeneration plant. Such constructive solutions are unique for Soviet and Russian turbines and currently have no analogues in this power class. One of the project implementation conditions is the necessity to install the new turbine on the existing turbine unit foundation without its reconstruction.

The first set of equipment, which includes the turbine and the condenser, will be delivered by April 2021, the second by September 2022, and the third by October 2023. Commissioning of all power units will be phased and completed by 2024.

It should be noted that the Ural Turbine Works equipment is already being successfully operated at the Krasnodarskaya CHPP as part of the CCGT-410 combined cycle gas turbine unit. The launch of the CCPP 410-MW in 2012 allowed for a 1.5-fold increase in the installed electric capacity of the Krasnodarskaya CHPP and a 25% reduction in specific fuel consumption. The plant's efficiency factor amounts to 57.4% and meets the highest world standards. Today, the combined cycle gas turbine is certified for an electric capacity of 440 MW.

In January 2019 the Russian Government approved a large-scale TPP upgrading program (PSA-2) for 39 GW costing 1.9 trillion rubles. According to the program, the projects, which were included by the results of the tender, will receive a guaranteed payback in 15 years due to increased consumer payments for capacity. First upgrading projects were being selected for three years from 2022 to 2024, 45 objects with total installed capacity of 10.4 GW were selected.

As of today, the Ural Turbine Works is upgrading 10 power units under the PSA-2 program.

LUKOIL-Kubanenergo OOO (http://www.kubanenergo.lukoil.ru/ru/) is the largest heat and electricity producer in the Krasnodar Region. The Krasnodarskaya CHPP, the oldest in the region, currently generates more than a quarter of the region's electricity consumption, and provides two-thirds of the region's population and many socially important facilities, such as schools, kindergartens, and hospitals, with heat.

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